what should we be worrying about

anonymous asked:

Cupcake what do you think about Papyrus possibly getting a sentry position with the Royal Guard?

Oh, I’m actually all for it! The sentry position is really just, eh… well, I don’t want to call it a joke, but it’s more… honorary?

I mean, we depend on the Royal Guard all over the Underground, to protect and serve our communities. So the sentries in Snowdin really only have two tasks; look out for humans, and alert a Royal Guard Patrol if they see one.

Oh, that reminds me actually, I should probably reassure Wingdin about what Papyrus is doing when she gets home… I won’t tell her he’s doing it just to slack off, of course, but she’s been terribly worried he’s going to hurt himself…

we cannot ever resolve the problem of violence against children in our society unless we give up the idea that the worst thing a child can be is disobedient.

this is what so many people are failing to understand when they whine about how youth rights advocates should stop concerning ourselves with silly little things and just worry when there’s “real abuse” happening. the two causes are one and the same. perpetuating the idea that children are morally obligated to be submissive primes them for abuse. perpetuating the idea that parents must be dominant in order to be fulfilling their responsibilities encourages them to be abusive.

stop praising kids for submissiveness. stop remarking on how “good” they are when they don’t argue or complain. stop equating “respect” with obedience. stop calling a child “well-behaved” when what you really mean is that they’re being silent and taking up as little space as possible.

instead, praise kids for goodness and moral strength that come from within. recognize them for acts of kindness and selflessness. show pride in them for helping others. encourage them when they take responsibility. support them when they stand up for themselves.

stop praising parents for dominance. stop expressing wonder at their ability to keep their children on a short leash, to silence them with a word, or to strike fear into their hearts with a look. stop looking impressed when parents gleefully expound on all the ways they’ve been “tough” on their kids.

instead, praise parents for cultivating good human relationships with their kids. tell them how great it is to see them make their kids smile. recognize them for respecting their kids, for talking to them like people. encourage them to spend time just hanging out with their kids, in moments that aren’t about teaching or correcting or giving orders. recognize the courage it takes for them to admit when they’re wrong. support them when other adults cast judgmental eyes because they’re not being disciplinarians.

making things better starts with how we talk to each other.

Carrie Fisher Opens Up Her ‘Star Wars’ Journal: 'I Think I Do Overshare' 

Carrie Fisher told Terry Gross about filming the famous Jabba the Hutt scene with the iconic gold bikini in Return of the Jedi:

“What my joke was when we first rehearsed it, they’re brought in front of Jabba, they talk to Jabba, Jabba talks to Harrison and Mark, and then they’re led off. They never say, ‘Hey! How are you?’ So as they were being led off I said, in the rehearsal, ‘Don’t worry about me! I’ll be fine! Seriously!’ Which I thought they should’ve kept in there. It was like, ‘Where am I in all of this?’ Sure, they were going to be digested for 2,000 years, but I have to stay with the slug with the big tongue! Nearly naked! Which is not a style choice for me. … It wasn’t my choice. When [George Lucas] showed me the outfit I thought he was kidding, and it made me very nervous. I had to sit very straight because I couldn’t have lines on my sides, like little creases. No creases were allowed, so I had to sit very, very rigid straight. … What redeems it is I get to kill him, which was so enjoyable. … I sawed his neck off with that chain that I killed him with, I really relished that because I hated wearing that outfit and sitting there rigid straight, and I couldn’t wait to kill him.”

PSA ABOUT TRUMP

Just wanted to reassure the LGBTQ+ community really quickly. I know we are all scared of Trump being president and it’s looking very likely but you should all realize that we will be safe. Congress has to vote on anything the President wants to put in command. No matter what Trump or Pence want, Congress HAS to vote. Remember, Congress passed the law to legalize gay marriage and I doubt they would pass anything to put us in danger. As much as we all hate Trump and Pence, LGBTQ+ should be safe. Please don’t worry.

Okay, let me be the one to say what we’re all low-key thinking about episode 8:

It didn’t have enough Victuri moments.

And not only that, but also the fact that you could probably pass the ones that we did get all off as ‘acting for the cameras’.

Or the fact that the kiss from ep 7 was never mentioned or otherwise acknowledged in the story.

And I think all of us may worry: Did YOI finally reach its limit? Did episode 7 have no significance to Victor and Yuuri’s relationship at all? Did they mark the kiss off their list and went “good enough, let’s forget about their mutual attraction now”?

In my opinion? No.

Is Victuri still canon? Yes, very much so.

Why did episode 8 focus on them so little then?

I think this much is apparent by now: Yuri on Ice has very little time left. We literally have only 4 episodes to go, one of which will be Rostelecom Free Skate, and at least two of which will be the Grand Prix Final. This time around, Victor and Yuuri’s screentime was taken by the 4 new skaters (not sure if it was entirely necessary) and Yurio (which was absolutely necessary and I’d argue that we didn’t get enough of him). And trust me when I say that I love the creators’ ambitions and their desire to show that each skater is unique and the world of figure skating is diverse and interesting, and their dedication is admirable but we just don’t have enough time for all of that.

However, I also don’t think that the focus will stay away from Victor and Yuuri for long now. This episode was important in terms of establishing the new skaters, but I believe that in ep 9, Victor and Yuuri will be in the main picture once more (even without Victor being physically there, and God, this can go in so many directions).

Is YOI trying to do more than it has the time for? Yes, absolutely, and it might just be a shot in the leg for the production team.

But does that mean that we should worry? No.

Yuri on Ice has taught us many times that it can surpass our expectations. I think we can trust it to impress us again.

It dawned on me this morning that prioritizing self-care is a radical notion in our society.
I find this incredibly disturbing-
both the fact that it’s true in the first place,
and that it’s taken me this long to realize it.
We are taught to work hard,
to succeed and to achieve,
but what nobody’s told is to step back and breathe.
Because taking a day off is lazy and unprofessional,
finishing homework is more important than finishing a meal,
and good grades are better than a good night’s sleep.
Today I told a friend not to worry about the messages she didn’t reply to because she’d had a panic attack.
I should never have had to tell her that.
I should never have to tell someone not to feel guilty about taking care of themselves.
I should not have to remind myself every single day to treat myself with kindness.
I should not be writing this poem.
But here I am,
writing it anyway.
—  this shouldn’t need to be said // c.r.h.

Bees did go through a pretty rough patch there … and by “there,” we mean 10 years ago. The U.S. bee population hit a low point in 2006 with 2.5 million colonies, but by 2015, that number was up to 2.66 million, a two-decade high. Beekeepers saw the problem and have been working their asses off to reverse it – if anything, we should be worried about them going extinct.

Bee populations have also been going up in other parts of the world. So why were they put in the endangered species list, then? Because seven bee species, all of them from Hawaii, haven’t been doing so well and we need to protect them – that’s what the “endangered” status is all about. It’s more of a tactical move to make sure the government actually gives funds to help those Hawaiian bees’ population go up. By the way, we’re talking about seven species out of the 4,000 ones existing in the U.S. alone. There’s still a shitload of bees out there, is our point.

7 Pieces Of Good News About Huge Stories (No One Told You)

We had fun right? I mean I laughed every day with, or at you and I know you did the same. We would spend our days apart but messages from you made me feel less alone. 

You kept it light hearted, almost as if you knew that I needed the break from my own thoughts. Our ending wasn’t your finest hour, although maybe it was who you were but I was having such a good time that I let myself suppress caution.

You are a possessive person, I know this now. But what I should have told you from the start is that I was never yours to possess. 

Sometimes I miss the conversations we used to have. Sometimes I miss how you only knew me on the surface, how I didn’t have to explain why you don’t have to worry about me. 

Cutting contact from you was hard, because you had become a constant. But it was the right thing to do, before it was taken to a place where I couldn’t look back on our time together and smile despite the ending.

—  To a former flame, I am not sorry that we burnt out. Although, sometimes I wish I had of watched us burn a little longer.

I feel like some people in the YOI fandom may worry about episode 9 and how it may “not have any Victuri moments” now that Victor’s gone back to Japan.

And sure, we will certainly see less physical Victuri moments. But let’s instead think about the potential positive aspects of the situation: more emotional Victuri moments.

Because, to be fair, we’ve gotten to see a lot of their physical affection already - hugs, hand holding, forehead touches, kisses - you name it. And while I love it and I think it’s important, I think it might just be their thoughts and feelings that really make everything so special.

And this is the perfect opportunity to present the emotional aspect of their relationship. Yuuri has internal monologues about Victor and love all the damn time, and Victor looks so enamored in his Japanese boyfriend that it feels like he could kneel and propose at any given moment, and just imagine how being so physically apart from each other could only heighten and amplify those feelings.

Some people might say that this will be a test for their relationship, but I don’t think so. The fight in the parking lot in episode 7 was more of a test. Now they know that they can trust each other to perform well/give proper support respectively. The lack of Victor’s immediate presence will certainly be relevant and will shake Yuuri, but it won’t be because he’s afraid that Victor might leave him. He himself encouraged him to go back to Japan. Yuuri knows he won’t leave him, knows that he has no reason to be afraid. (And coming from a person who did everything to keep Victor by his side at all times? That’s big.) He trusts Victor enough to let him go back to Japan despite facing his Free Skate the next day. His issues during the second day event of the Rostelecom Cup will most likely only stem from the physical lack of Victor, but not from his emotional insecurity in their relationship. Because by now they’re secure. Even if Victor is thousands of kilometers away, he’s not gone and he’s not leaving him.

And remember that old proverb? If you love someone, set them free. If they come back, they will be yours forever. I think it might just fit this situation in a way. Yuuri is letting Victor go, not entirely of course, but he is letting him go for the time being, despite it being a time when he might just need him most. Perhaps he doesn’t realize it, but in a way, it’s a gamble. The thing is that Victor isn’t going anywhere. He promised to take Yuuri to the Grand Prix Final, and he will. Which means he is coming back. And I think we all know what that means in regards to the proverb?

Also, the entire situation could be interesting from Victor’s perspective. Assuming that he watches the livestream, he will certainly be overcome with some sort of feelings. Except that until now, he released them as soon as they came - through hugging Yuuri or kissing him or similar outbursts of closeness. He won’t be able to do that now. Which means that instead of dealing with the feelings physically, he will have to consider them emotionally and his emotions are clear to anyone who’s seen him around Yuuri. Am I the only one seeing the potential development here?

In any case, I am expecting Yuuri to find strength in his bond with Victor (which will support him during his performance) even without his physical presence and at least a small realization on Victor’s side. Or just Victor being extremely proud and happy with Yuuri, I’m also perfectly fine with that. (And I just really want even more emotional monologues on love please please please)

Even without the physical attention, I think episode 9 could be a breakthrough for Victor and Yuuri’s relationship. I’m sure that the anime could pull it off.

Also I can totally sense a sweet and fluffy ‘reunited at the airport’ scene which would further reaffirm their connection (and give us the beautiful hug/kiss we all secretly want more of).

So yes. Fear not. Episode 9 carries a lot of really strong potential for the development of Victuri. Have faith.

We spend too much time teaching girls to worry about what boys think of them. But the reverse is not the case. We don’t teach boys to care about being likable. We spend too much time telling girls that they cannot be angry or aggressive or tough, which is bad enough, but then we turn around and either praise or excuse men for the same reasons. All over the world, there are so many magazine articles and books telling women what to do, how to be and not to be, in order to attract or please men. There are far fewer guides for men about pleasing women.
—  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists
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Is this the stark reality? It doesn’t matter how hard you work or how qualified you are, at the end of the day, you’re not a man? Is that what we just learned? This country was founded on immigration and today the only people that feel safe, that their rights are recognized and respected are white men.

I want to be positive; I want to support our democracy, but what can we take away from this? It’s a genuine question that we all need to ask ourselves. We shouldn’t blame anyone, we shouldn’t riot in the streets. We should think strongly and clearly about what to do next because we cannot change the past.

If you’re worried about the health of our planet, find out everything you can about how to protect it. If you’re worried about racial violence love your neighbor more than you’ve ever tried to before—no matter what they believe or who they voted for. If you’re afraid of a wall putting us all into another recession then organize and stand against it.

If you’re a woman and you’re worried that no matter how hard you work or how much you learn, there will always be a glass ceiling, then I don’t really know what to say. I don’t know what I would tell my daughter if I were you. Except to have hope. To work for the future.

We’re all allowed to be sad that the present isn’t what we thought it was. But we mustn’t be defeated. We will keep educating ourselves and working twice as hard as the man next to us because we know now that it is not fair. It is not fair in the workplace, so you make it impossible to fail. And like Hillary, it might not work.

But like Hillary, you can still be an inspiration and get important things done. Do not let this defeat you—let this enrage you! Let it motivate you! Let this be the fire you didn’t have before. If you are an immigrant, if you are a person of color, if you are LGBTQ+, if you are a woman—don’t be afraid, be loud!

—  Jennifer Lawrence open letter after Trump’s presidency 

Kara is going to tell Lena she’s Supergirl, but things take an unexpected turn

Kara: “Alright! So I wanted to see you because… there’s something I need to tell you.”
Lena: “Should I be worried?”
Kara: “No! Well, I… hope not??”
Lena: “Oh, please, Kara: don’t be too reassuring.”
Kara: “Look, I… We’ve been friends from a good while now, and I care about you… a lot.”
Lena: “Okay… Okay, me too. I think I made it pretty clear by now. So what’s… what’s wrong?”
Kara: “Nothing, but…”
Kara: *sighs*
Kara: “I can’t keep this for myself anymore.”
Lena: “…”
Kara: “I haven’t told this to many people in my life. I just recently started opening up a little, but it’s… hard to trust. You never know how they’re gonna react, how they’re gonna take it or how things will change as soon as I say the words… Ugh, God, I must sound completely insane right now.”
Lena: “You don’t, I’m just… surprised to be hearing this.”
Kara: “Believe me, I’ve been meaning to tell you sooner, but… I just value our friendship so much, I-I’ve been afraid to… ruin everything, and-”
Lena: “You’re not ruing anything, Kara. I think I know what you’re trying to tell me.”
Kara: “You… You do??”
Lena: “Yes. Actually, I suspected so a few times, but I thought it was just my imagination.”
Kara: “Hah, well, I can see why you thought so. I try really hard to not to show it.”
Lena: *leans over*
Lena: “Well, there’s no reason to play pretend anymore, don’t you think?”
Kara: “Y-yeah. So, I’m just… gonna say it? I’m just gonna say it. Lena, I’m S-”
Lena: *kisses Kara*
Kara: “…”
Kara: “Oh… Ohhh! You- I- Haha! I mean-”
Kara: *coughs*
Kara: “Didn’t see that coming.”
Lena: “Are you… alright, Kara?”
Kara: “Me? Pfft, I’m fine! I’m great, I’m fine!”
Lena: “You don’t… You don’t seem fine.”
Kara: “Haha, you know, that was… that was…”
Kara: *gulps*
Kara: “Can you… Can you repeat that last part?  ‘Cause, the acoustics in here is… horrible.”
Lena: “The… The acoustics? Kara, what the-”
Kara: *kisses Lena*
Lena: “…”
Lena: “Horrible acoustics.”
Kara: “Horrible acoustics.”

The Problem With the “If it’s gay, it’s good.” Mentality.

Hello, various fandoms that will be seeing this.

While I focus on some specific fandoms and shows in this essay, rant, overanalysis, what have you, I believe that the concept is pretty far-reaching and overarching across the majority of the shows that this website freaks the fuck out over.

Gonna go out right here and establish that I’m panro-ace and male, so don’t worry, a “straightie” isn’t preaching to you about what LGBTQ+ representation should look like in media. (that is to say, though, that contrary to popular belief on here, it is possible for cishets to have the right idea about topics such as this.)

Anyway, on to what I want to talk about.

In recent months and going back to when I first joined Tumblr two and a half years ago, I’ve started noticing this disturbing trend with the types of media that we as fans consume. Particularly, those of us who are in the LBGTQ+ community.

Ask anyone who’s spent more than three seconds on here, and they can give you a seemingly endless list of shows that either fucked up representation (Steins;Gate, Rukako/Lukako specifically), baited representation, i.e. “queerbaiting” (Hetalia, Love Live Sunshine/School Idol Project), or killed off one of the two queer partners for “shock value” or some other bullshit reason (e.g. Clexa).

But then, here in late 2016, the year of Hell, we are suddenly graced with Yuri on Ice, the first mainstream anime in recent memory to have a canon gay couple in a non-BL or Yaoi setting. In other words, the first show to treat a homo pairing like a hetero one.

Naturally, we’ve exploded as a fanbase. People obsess over each screenshot pulled from the show, there’s a shipping web more complex than most ones created by spiders, and each Wednesday there’s so much YOI on my dash that sometimes I wonder how anything else is reblogged on those days. Hell, I even changed my URL the day of the reveal to celebrate. It’s a fantastic thing and that shouldn’t be overlooked.

However, it’s not all good. And I think that the popularity Yuri on Ice and shows like it, such as the aforementioned Love Live School Idol Project, Hetalia, even Hibike! Euphonium depending on who you ask (though if you ask me, I believe there’s been enough confirmation from the staff to say they’re canon, but another post for another time there) creates and sets a bad standard for representation in media as a whole.

It’s the standard of “If it’s gay, it’s good.”

We, as fandoms, have an extremely bad habit of completely ignoring a show’s flaws, shortcomings, or queerbaitings if we either 1) see our pairing become canon (Yuri on Ice) or if the show is bait-y enough that all fans have to do is connect a couple dots (NozoEli, ChikaRiko, in Love Live).

Yuri on Ice is being hailed as this masterpiece that can do no wrong, has perfect characters, a deep story, and gorgeous animation.

I’m here to say that that’s simply not the case, that we’ve been blinded by the greatness that is Viktuuri, and how dangerous that is for LGBTQ+ representation going forward.

Firstly, the characters, while not bad, are relatively one-dimensional, save for perhaps Yuuri and Viktor. There’s not much complexity to Yurio’s “tough on the outside, soft on the inside” facade, and the majority of the other side characters in the show could be described pretty vaguely. 

“The fanboy one from Thiland.”

“The hot guy people ship with Yurio”

“The one that looks like Pew-Die-Pie”

As for the animation, while I admire Mappa as a studio, and I think Zankyou no Terror/Terror in Resonance is one of the best animated shows ever, I think they really dropped the ball on Yuri on Ice.

I would ask that the only explanation that this point requires is for you all to take off your manservice glasses and look at how dopey most of the skating scenes are. If you want an ice skating scene, look up the one in Death Parade, a show by Studio Madhouse a year or two ago. (Honestly, please just go watch Death Parade, it’s such an underappriciated show as a whole)

The thing that really irks me, though, is when people say the story is this complex interweaving of perspectives and plot threads, when it’s really just a bunch of flashbacks through the lens of not one, but two whole characters, those being Yuuri and Viktor.

Think Yuri on Ice is a masterpiece for having two perspectives with flashbacks? Compare it to a show such as Durarara or Baccano. I’ve watched all the way through the former while I’m still working on the latter, so I’ll use it as an example.

Off the top of my head, I can think of twelve different perspectives that the show explores and fleshes out in twelve episodes (one more than YOI)

Namely, the perspectives of:

Shizuo Heiwajima, Izaya Orihara, Masaomi Kida, Mikado Ryuugamine, Simon the sushi dude, Celty Sturlenson, Shinra Kishitani, Anri Sonohara, Walker, Erica, Kyohei, and a fucking sentient sword.

All of those characters have well-established backstories, characters, and motivations after twelve episodes.

How many characters does Yuri on Ice flesh out to that extent? Yuri, Viktor, and Yurio.

I know what you’re thinking…at least I think I do- So, ok. Yuri on Ice isn’t as deep as the fandom says it is. Big whoop. Even still, the representation it so boldly carries with that makes up for all the shortcomings, right?

No. Representation does. not. equate. to quality.

And here’s why.

Since anime is my forte, I’ll be focusing on that, but again, this is applicable to all kinds of media Eastern, Western, or otherwise.

The single greatest motivating factor for any animation studio (or any company in general) to produce a show is how much money they can make on it. So naturally, they start looking for easily exploitable means to that end. One such means is the inability of fandoms such as ours to distinguish representation or baiting from quality.

Yuri on Ice is a now the standard for representation, but let’s be honest with ourselves, it’s kind of a shitty standard, at least compared to what it could be.

Like, think about it for a second– yeah, YOI is a fantastically entertaining show, but just imagine if you had a show that was, say, on the level of quality as some of the most critically acclaimed shows of all time with that sort of representation.

That’s a great thought, isn’t it?

Well until we as fandoms start to distinguish quality from representation, there will be very little opportunity, if any at all, for the quality of the media in which said representation takes place to grow.

I am sick and tired of scrolling through my dash to see text post, after fanfic, after comic, after whatever reducing either a canonically LGBTQ+ character or a character that’s commonly baited/implied/headcannoned as such be reduced to that and one other charactaristic.

Nozomi is gay and likes parfaits.

Eli is gay and is Russian.

Yuri is gay and likes Katsudon.

Rukako is trans and shy.

Umi is gay and has a stick up her ass.

Shizuo’s gay and strong.

You see where I’m going with this?

Like, I’m perfectly ok with joking around about these characters. That’s not what I’m talking about.

But when the prevailing works of media in a fandom are these stupid crack fics or fetishy artwork that’s justified under the context of the artist “exploring their sexuality” that do nothing to develop characters in meaningful ways, that’s a problem.

It’s a problem because the creators of mainstream media look at that and think that that’s all we as a community want– one-dimensional characters in easy-to-write shows that take no effort to create yet sell oodles of merchandise due to the fact that “it has gays in it.”

And you know what? It works. Because we as LGBTQ+ people are so starved of representation in the first place, we latch on to any representaton (or teasing thereof) that we see, even if it’s really shitty.

No. If something’s gay and cliche, than it’s still cliche and therefore as bad as something that’s straight and cliche. And until we get past the mentality that that’s not the case, we won’t see any drastic improvement in either the quality and/or quantity of good representation in media.

This post was created for the sole purpose of creating discussion and raising awareness to what I believe is a big issue. Please reply, reblog, send me an ask, whatever with your own opinion of things. I’d love to hear it.

See ya!

Too Far

Prompt: Someone insults/disrespect batmom in front of the boys and they defend/protect her.

Words: 151


          You glare at the front page of the Gotham Gazette before your eyes go to your sons. “You went too far,” you finally say.

           Jason just laughs, “I think we didn’t go far enough.”

          Dick smiles, “We gave him two black eyes, Damian poured chocolate pudding down his pants, Tim hacked and exposed some rather scandalous things, and he’s not even bringing up a law suit because he’s afraid of what would happen if he did.”  

          You stare at them, “I could have handled it.”

          Tim shrugs, “You’re our mom, no one calls you Bruce Wayne’s whore, asks you how much you cost a night, and gets away with it.”

          Damian smirks, “Honestly, you should be worried about what father will do when he gets back from his mission.”

          You lean forward, “You will not tell him about this.”

          Jason’s smile widens, “Don’t have to, Alfred already did.” You just groan.

INTP

ENFJ: Hey….INTP. I’m kinda worried about your lethargy. You’re getting to a point where you should be using that brain of yours to make a splash in the world. I’m concerned you aren’t living up to your full potential.

INTP: Here’s the thing you have to know about INTP: we’re like bombs. Small insignificant looking bombs with a little countdown timer. When that timer reaches zero we make an explosion the rocks the whole world.

ENFJ: Oh! So what does your timer say?

INTP: Zero. I’m a dud.

the first clip of episode 8 will always be one of my favorites?? they were able to pack so much into a few minutes (a few minutes which, let’s be real, mostly consisted of even being a dork)

  • it helped establish that even wanted to go public with isak, that he had nothing to hide. for isak. his relationship with even has been something that he wanted to keep to himself, something he thought he should be ashamed of. he’s scared of how the rest of the school would react, but ironically, he’s even more worried about what the people closest to him will think - the people i think he knows, deep down, will eventually come around. he’s more worried about the subtle changes in the way they treat him - expecting him to act gay gay with tights and mascara and everything he knows he’s not ready for. in ep5 we don’t see even’s interaction with kollektivet at all, even though he’s presumably met them. but episode 8 shows us an even who’s ready to meet isak’s friends, wants to show off their relationship because he’s so proud of his boy, and that goes such a long way in letting isak feel free to be proud too.
  • isak got to confront even about his insecurities!! ep7 was all about isak learning to be straight up, to let himself feel free to want things. we saw isak smile at all of even’s drawings - i think a part of him would’ve been okay with these small signs of affection. not a relationship, but proof that even likes him. but it’s not enough, and in the last scene of ep7, his friends help him realize that he deserves something more substantial. isak, for a long time, has struggled to really want things - we see him occupy his time with netflix and video games and nothing of real substance. he’s barely allowed himself to admit that he likes boys, and something even more than that seemed like an entirely new realm of possibility when he could barely admit that he’s gay. so actually communicating to even his insecurities, wanting a real relationship with him, was such a huge step for isak and i wanna give him a hug.
  • “only you can feel what you feel” is such an essential theme of this season. isak obviously doesn’t understand the weight of it when he says it in that kitchen - he just wants to reassure even. but that’s one of the things isak has to come to terms with regarding even’s bipolar disorder. mental illness doesn’t make someone a different person, doesn’t invalidate their feelings. i think this line (and minute by minute later on) helps boil down isak’s two biggest takeaways from being in a relationship with someone who has a mental illness
  • it’s honestly just so nice to see them being domestic and having fun together. we got so many episodes of angst, and then tentatively getting to know each other. this is still getting to know each other but in a more intimate setting, when they already know what they mean to each other and that they’re willing to commit. skam does a great job of building up even as this unattainable cool dude who walks around like he’s in a movie and lives every moment like it’s being recorded, and then episodes 8-10 break down that image to make him more human. this is actually such a fun and lighthearted start before the angst happens? even is supposed to know rap and cool dude music and then he likes gabrielle!! he’s just like everyone else!! isak has spent so long building up the idea of even in his head that these little moments where even, the real life boy, shine through are so integral to their relationship.
  • isak accidentally saying real cute things and then taking them back when he realizes he’s accidentally let out an emotion is my jam like…let me live. they know how to push each other’s buttons in the best kind of way. it’s one of those scenes where you feel like you’re intruding on a private moment (i think having eskild and noora show up at the beginning was a really great touch because we, as the audience, are standing in their shoes), and the way they interact feels so natural.
  • we also get to see the oncoming signs of mania, with even’s heightened energy, as well as signs that there’s something sonja knows that isak doesn’t. it just gives you so many mixed feelings about this scene because on the one hand it’s so happy!! bright colors!! purity!! but that happiness is mixed with unease. skam was able to build this scene without taking away from the happiness or sacrifice the foreshadowing, and they’re able to tell us so much with limited time.

The first time it happened it was innocuous.

“What’s Johnson’s birthday again?” Holster wonders out loud. 

“January 1st,” Bitty replies. “He said it was something about being easy to remember.” 

“Oh, we missed it over break,” Holster said. 

“Don’t you worry, I sent him a birthday pie slice. His favorite, raspberry chocolate.” 

The fifth time it happened, it was after Johnson had given Bitty dibs.

“So, why’d he give Bitty dibs if he didn’t even do anything?” Ransom complained.

“Oh, he said something about plot progression, but that boy is just so strange! I told him he should go see the trainer because he’s limping a little, the last game was so rough on him and I don’t think he’s been taking care of himself properly.” Bitty sighed.

The nth time it happened, it was at the graduation that Bitty almost missed because of his concussion.

“Oh, Johnson’s decorated his hat in that awful green,” he noted. 

“Goalies are weird brah.”

“Can you believe that’s his favorite color? That boy mystifies me.”

“You know a weird amount of specific information about Johnson, brah,” said Shitty.

“Really? But it’s pretty common information.”

Before Johnson left that day, he came to see Bitty.

“Hey so, it’s been good playing with you this year,” he said.

“It was so nice playing with you, too!”

“And thanks, for fleshing me out,” Johnson continued. “I know canonically I’m just an extra but you’ve made it pretty clear that you’ve integrated me normally into the work and I appreciate that.” 

“Oh, um that’s weird. But you’re welcome I guess?”

Johnson smiled and gave Bitty a big smacking kiss. Then left with a wink and a wave. 

“I’ll text you.”

Plain and simple

Request:  teen wolf imagine where theo is your boyfriend, and you two are making out and he keeps on teasing you, which leads into rough sex once he stops

Here you go lovely.
words: 1102
Theo Raeken x reader
Teen Wolf
Warnings: SMUT obviously, swear words I think?

“oh god, Theo if we don’t stop something bad is going to happen” I moan into his mouth. He lets out a husky laugh, pulling away and resting his head on my chest. We are both breathing heavily as I stroke through his hair attempting to regain composure.
“What would you do if it did continue?” Theo rasps pulling his head up to look at me. I sigh.
“We’ve talked about this, we can’t keep sneaking around, Scott would freak!” I mutter looking him in the eyes.I see a flash of hurt before it turns to anger.
“why do you always think about Scott? I’m your boyfriend, not him. You should be worrying about me. About how I feel about the situation.How I feel about you” He fumes pushing me against the nearest object which happens to be the bleachers.
“Theo” I start but he shouts “no!” and forces his lips against mine. I gasp into the kiss.
“Theo” I mumble against his lips again. In response he grips my wrists and pin them above our heads holding them tightly against the wall. His knee inches in between my thighs pushing them apart. One of his hands keep a hold of my wrists but the other trails down my arms to my cheek, down to my neck and over the valley of my breasts. He pops a couple of the buttons so my bra is slightly revealed to him. His lips leave mine and attaches to my neck. I moan when he finds my sweet spot and starts nipping. It’s certainly going to  leave a mark which I’ll worry about later. His hands hikes my skirt up and hitches my leg up onto his waist. With a minimal amount of force for him he rips my underwear away from my body and I gasp.
I look at him shocked and he smirks pulling me back into a kiss while he plays with my clit. He strokes it for a while before inserting two fingers. My breath hitches as I wrap my arms around his neck and arch my body forward. He returns his assault on my neck and chest and my legs buckle underneath me. I get dangerously close to my orgasm.
“Theo I’m gonna” I gasp. Immediately he stops himself pulling his fingers from my heat and putting them into his mouth. I look at him annoyed
“You could have let me finish” I spit sinking to my knees. He groans as I slowly unzip his jeans, he gulps as I pull them down along with his boxers. His length springs out and I stare at it in hunger.
I waste no time in taking it into my mouth, swirling my tongue around the team. I grin when I hear his slight moan. I start bobbing my head.
“oh, baby, don’t stop” he sighs wrapping his hand in my hair. I trail one of my hands up his thigh and up his shirt feeling his toned abs. I moan on his dick and he shudders from the pleasure.
All of a sudden I’m yanked up off of my feet and pushed back into the wall roughly, Theo quickly pushes into me and I lurch forward tugging at his shirt. He pulls it off quickly and starts thrusting.
“baby you feel so good” he growls gripping my bare ass in his hands and pulling me as close to him as I can get. He goes to yank my shirt off but I stop him knowing I’ll have to wear it again later. I pull it off slowly and unclasp my bra waiting a second before tugging it off my body. He smirks gripping onto my cheeks and pressing his lips to mine in a heated kiss.
“tease” he mumbles. I laugh, but squeal when he starts thrusting harder.
“Theo” I scream. He laughs shushing me.
“shh, people can hear us” he grins lifting me off the ground and thrusting up into me. He growls at the new position and I cry out.
“Theo, please don’t stop.” I beg. His thrusts get quicker and It gets harder to contain my cries. I bury my head into his neck and my nails accidentally rake down his back. He groans, whether its out of pleasure or pain I don’t care as he thrusts even harder and faster.
“o-ohh” I moan into his neck.
“THEO” I scream into his neck.
“that’s it baby, scream my name, cum for me” He pants. I start clenching around him and I feel a knot in my stomach. I grip onto his neck even harder, he presses my body into his and my boobs squash against his lean chest which he hums appreciatively to, he leans his head near my ear.
“cum baby,I know you want to” he whispers and nips at my ear. I start panting and suddenly I come undone around him, I feel his dick twitch and his load spill into me. I scream his name as I come and he growls out mine. When we’re done we stand there for a moment. My legs wrapped around his waist, arms around his neck, his head resting against mine, chests heaving and breathing heavily. I tap his back and he pulls out of me and sets me gently on the floor.
“Theo I” I start but he interrupts.
“I love you” He breathes out looking into my eyes and all I see is love. I’m speechless, I mean he let his own sister drown… I bite my lip and he takes a hold of my face. “please say it back” he pleads almost begging.
“It’s not that easy” I sigh. He steps back his lip quivering.
“why? I don’t even have to think about it, I love you, plain and simple” he grits. When he gets my silence in return he starts redressing himself and walks away across the field. I quickly redress and run after him.
“Theo” I yell sprinting towards him. He turns around just in time to catch me as I jump into his arms wrapping my legs around his waist once more. His hands are firmly on my bum but he makes no effort to make it vulgar, even after what we have just done,
“I love you too” I whisper gently holding his face in my hands. His entire face brightens.
“I know I’m not the best guy you could be with but I promise I would never dream of hurting you” He exhales pushing his lips to mine needily. He sets me down and we start walking back to his car.